Light City Baltimore teams up with accessible festivals to ensure accessibility for all

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In an effort to provide a positive experience for all festivalgoers, Light City Baltimore announces its partnership with Accessible Festivals to ensure it is a fully accessible event. Accessible Festivals is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in California and founded by Austin Whitney that aims to ensure all festival attendees are able to enjoy them, regardless of ability. With Accessible Festivals, Light City has a designated Access Coordinator to accommodate those with mobility, hearing, vision and cognitive impairments. The services provided include American Sign Language Interpretation, Audio Description, Guided Tours and/or Closed Captioning and Mobility Assistance. Light City is also happy to provide effective hearing and visual communication. There will be Assisted Listening Devices available free of charge at the ADA Access Center in the lobby of the World Trade Center. Any attendees interested in requesting accessibility services for Light City Baltimore or Light City U should contact the access coordinator, Oren Shani at oren@accessiblefestivals.com or (949) 231-0516 by Monday, March 14, 2016.

The inaugural Light City Baltimore is a festival of light, music and innovation taking place at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor March 28-April 3, 2016. The festival features the 1.5 mile BGE Light Art Walk with 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks, street theater, musical performances and concerts, all free and open to the public. Daytime programming features Light City U, four ticketed innovation conferences dedicated to powering social change.

All accessibility information including the accessibility guide and map is available for download at www.lightcity.org/accessibility. For more information on Light City, visit the 508 compatible www.lightcity.org or call 410-752-8632. For more information on Accessible Festivals, visit www.accessiblefestivals.com.